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College Crosse Prospectus - November 5, 2017: Two More Players Leave Louisville Lacrosse Team; Johns Hopkins & The Art of Scheduling.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 5, 2017.

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Two more players left the Louisville women’s lacrosse team, bringing the total to 18 players since September of last year.

A week after three lacrosse players left the team, another pair of players have left the program. Senior Madison Hoover and sophomore Julia Schmuckler are the 17th and 18th player to leave the team in the last year.

The current roster is at 19 players and the NCAA’s minimal requirement is 11.

The team lost 10 players after the 2017 season and another three in late October. Hoover is the first senior to leave the team.

Additionally, a lawsuit filed by a former Louisville lacrosse player against the school, head coach Kellie Young, & other Louisville officials, is still pending.

A great post from Johns Hopkins which breaks down why Navy is no longer on the schedule for this year and all the factors that went into making JHU’s 2018 schedule.

Case in point, the Blue Jays’ 2018 schedule. Consider what Pietramala had to work through.

Syracuse visited Homewood Field in 2017 for the second consecutive year due to a potential conflict at the Carrier Dome involving the SU women’s basketball team. That conflict – Syracuse’s ability to host the first and second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament – isn’t going away. After agreeing to have Syracuse return to Homewood in 2017 and then contracting to play in 2018 and 2019 at the Carrier Dome a week earlier than normal, Pietramala had to find a new home on the schedule for Towson, which had occupied the weekend now held by Syracuse.

Towson, a national semifinalist in 2017 and one of JHU’s traditional local rivals, moved to the season-opener on February 10 in 2018. Not a big deal, right? Maybe not to Johns Hopkins, but Towson and head coach Shawn Nadelen didn’t open the season that early in 2017, so to play on that weekend in 2018, Nadelen had to revamp his entire preseason to ensure the Johns Hopkins-Towson game stayed on the schedule.

The weekend now occupied by Towson was previously held by UMBC. Easy enough to slide the local game against the Retrievers to a weekday, but when? Avoiding another game in February was a priority, and the Retrievers didn’t play a single mid-week game in 2017, so the spot between Syracuse and Delaware was selected.

Big day at Mercer today!

Canisius All-American Erica Evans is out for the year with an ACL injury.

Canisius All-American midfielder Erica Evans tore the ACL in her right knee on Oct. 22 while playing in a fall-ball game at Loyola (Md.) in Baltimore. The news from head coach Scott Teeter was announced by Canisius on Saturday. Evans will undergo surgery to repair her ACL in the hear future and will be out of action until late spring. She is the three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Year, a two-time MAAC Championship MVP and was named the Cansisius Female Athlete of the Year the last two years.

Gobble Gobble!!

#AnotherOne by Harlem Lacrosse.

Uh oh. Robots have invaded the lacrosse field.

Marquette women’s lacrosse released their 2018 schedule.

If it’s almost time for basketball season, then it’s time for lacrosse schedules to be released. Marquette Golden Eagles followed through on that on Thursday, as they announced their 2018 schedule. The slate for this upcoming spring features nine home games, which is a new record high for the Golden Eagles. It’s also a schedule full of firsts and lasts. It’s the first time that MU will play both Niagara and Stetson, and it’s the last time that Marquette will play Cincinnati, Connecticut, Temple, Florida, and Vanderbilt as a part of Big East action. Those five teams will leave the league following the 2018 campaign as the American Athletic Conference will start sponsoring women’s lacrosse in 2019.

Gotta grind hard if you want to be a winner.

Former Duke BALLER Parker McKee made it into the NY Times nuptial section.

The groom, 29, is a vice president with the asset-backed products team in New York at Société Générale, the French bank. He graduated from Duke, where he was a captain of the 2010 men’s lacrosse team that won the N.C.A.A. national championship. He was a first-round pick in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse draft and played professionally for the Long Island Lizards for three years.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Jersey > Maryland: Rutgers beat the Terps yesterday.

The heaves into the end zone kept coming, one after one, from a fifth-string Maryland quarterback. How many times could this Rutgers defense keep the Terrapins out of the offense? How long could they hold?

The answer came on a fourth-and-10 play from the Rutgers 15-yard line. Maryland's Ryan Brand threw one final pass that cornerback Isaiah Wharton batted to the ground. The home-team sideline erupted with joy.

Rutgers, which hadn't won a single Big Ten game in 16 tries, has now won three out of its last four. Rutgers, which limped to a 2-10 mark a season ago, is 4-5 with an outside shot at the most unexpected bowl trip.

"I don't even want to talk about that," Ash said when the B word came up in his post-game press conference. "I'm worried about letting our players celebrate this victory. We've got to worry about getting better. That's our focus. That's been our focus.”

World/National News.

This is nuts: A neighbor attacked Senator Rand Paul was attacked at his home while he was mowing his lawn.

Rand Paul's neighbor has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted the Senator while he was mowing the lawn of his Kentucky home. Kentucky State Police said in a news release Saturday that Paul suffered a minor injuries when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home in a gated community on Friday afternoon. The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul's injury. In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is 'fine.' The statement said Paul was 'blindsided' by the assault but she did not provide further details. Neighbors told local TV station WAVE that the pair share a corner adjacent to their homes and have been in the midst of a feud. Boucher allegedly ran onto Paul's property and tackled him from behind. According to the arrest warrant the Republican politician suffered injuries to his face and had trouble breathing because of a blow to the ribs. The FBI is also investigating to see if the assault is politically motivated. Online records state that Boucher's party affiliation is Democrat.

Your GIF/Video for November 5, 2017.

“Hahahaha, you must be this tall to yell at me.”

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